hands-in-handcuffsHow far can a school go in disciplining students? Twenty states have laws permitting…

How far can a school go in disciplining students?

Twenty states have laws permitting corporal punishment in schools and in the most recent statistics from 2005-06, more than 223,000 students were subjected to physical punishment during the school year. But the numbers have been steadily declining since more than 1.5 million students were struck in 1976. Corporal punishment has its detractors, but also many very staunch defenders.

But what about handcuffing a child, especially one still in the...

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